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2-11-3 Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe 350-0052, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there because the tourist map took me there. Unfortunately all was in japanese. Even the fortune in the fish. Still beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marumiya
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most popular shrine in Kawagoe. It is located slightly outside the main Kurazukuri zone, and will be at a distance of close to 1.5 km from the Bell Tower through picturesque town area.You can also reach it by bus. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is the most interesting point of interest in the city. The Shrine is not particularly an spectacle but the orange torii gate is. Especially during the first seven days of the New Year (the place can really get packed especially on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NoelCabacungan
Reviewed 26 August 2018

City of Kawagoe a.k.a Little Edo was once an important commodity resource and business trades to Edo (today's Tokyo) during the Edo period. The city avoided severe damages after the air raid bombings by WWW II western allies that mainly aimed at large area of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This shrine is different from most shrines in Japan. You can see a lot of bells made of glass, which rings with the breeze. Free parking is provided.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank belindaandivan
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I went Kawagoe to visit this shrine. The place is indeed spectacular. While I was there, there happened be a couple getting married. So I had a chance to witness Japanese wedding at the shrine. I also got the Goshuin, but I think the price...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cpl787
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We walked from the shopping street to Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine during our stay in town. The shrine and its surrounding were quiet despite that there were many visitors here. This shrine was famous for matchmaking and thus many youngsters came to make their wishes particularly...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A shrine that is close to Kawagoe old town and a popular tourist attraction, both on the national and international level. Even we visited on a rainy day, it still has quite a lot of visitors. This shrine is also famous as "Love Shrine". They...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Lunasolhk
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Just a few blocks from the main shopping street in the Old Town, this shrine was full of visitors when I arrived in summer time. Many young girls wearing kimonos and very many making wishes (I gather related to weddings?). There were also some lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank kissane
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Especially on summer, they attach a lots of fuurin (the Japanese chimes that make sound when the wind blows) in some kind of tunnel frame where people can walk through it. Plus, lots of people wearing yukata at that time, so you'll get a truly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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